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Associated Press
November 06, 2019 - 7:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday struck down a new Trump administration rule that could open the way for more health care workers to refuse to participate in abortions or other procedures on moral or religious grounds. U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer said the U.S. Health and...
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In this January 2019 image made from video provided by Penn Medicine, IV bags of CRISPR-edited T cells are prepared for administering to a patient at the Abramson Cancer Center in Philadelphia. Early results released on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 show that doctors were able to take immune system cells from the patients' blood and alter them genetically to help them recognize and fight cancer, with minimal and manageable side effects. (Penn Medicine via AP)
Associated Press
November 06, 2019 - 9:04 am
The first attempt in the United States to use a gene editing tool called CRISPR against cancer seems safe in the three patients who have had it so far, but it's too soon to know if it will improve survival, doctors reported Wednesday. The doctors were able to take immune system cells from the...
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Jennifer Bloodworth
November 04, 2019 - 12:35 pm
UnitedHealthcare fined $1 million after a state report found the company violated federal law that protects those with mental health disorders.
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This Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 file photo shows calorie counts on drive-through menu items of a fast food restaurant in Ridgeland, Miss. According to a study published Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in the medical journal, BMJ, customers at fast-food chains in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas ordered an average of 60 fewer calories per transaction soon after the figures were displayed on menu boards. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Associated Press
October 30, 2019 - 7:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Soon after calories were posted on fast-food menus, people cut back a little bit on what they ordered. But it didn't last. Customers at fast-food chains in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas ordered an average of 60 fewer calories per transaction in the weeks after the figures were...
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Jennifer Bloodworth
October 30, 2019 - 7:59 am
It’s still unclear what sparked a HAZMAT situation early Wednesday morning in Washington County.
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Baby powder product with talc mineral spilling over diagnosis record paper on doctor's pad with stethoscope in teal color background
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Associated Press
October 29, 2019 - 8:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson says new testing of a batch of baby powder that was recently recalled did not show any traces of asbestos. Earlier this month the company recalled 33,000 bottles of its talc powder after Food and Drug Administration testing revealed trace amounts of the...
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Joe DeStio
October 28, 2019 - 3:03 pm
PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Ground was broken today on what UPMC CEO Jeffrey Romoff calls, "the largest presence of American-style academic medicine outside of the United States." This first hospital in the city of Chengdu, a city of more than 18 million people, will be managed by UPMC and...
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Associated Press
October 26, 2019 - 9:45 am
For the first time, vaping devices and cartridges also are being accepted for disposal.
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Andrew Limberg
October 24, 2019 - 12:08 pm
A Do Not Drink notice is still in effect for Neville Township Thursday.
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Rachel Kalas
October 22, 2019 - 9:32 pm
The contents of the blackflow are not known at this time, but there is a threat of contamination.
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